BECAUSE EQUITY IS STILL AN ISSUE!
People join AAUW to find fellowship with like-minded women (and men) who not only have fun in our special interest groups, but also support AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. These principles are expressed through our Public Policy in the areas of civil rights, education, equal pay and economic security (including health care) and support for Title IX.
In the Tucson branch, some monthly member events feature speakers who address these issues and support our mission. Our branch website (tucson-az.aauw.net) and the state newsletter, the Arizona Sun, keep us up with current activities and information. Other benefits of membership, as listed on the AAUW website, include discounts; the quarterly magazine Outlook; opportunities to join in meetings and projects with members from all over the country; programs such as leadership development and community outreach—all available through our National AAUW website.
Who Can Join?
Membership in AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university. College students enrolled in an AAUW College/University member school may join at a reduced rate. Undergraduates can join for free, with an online, e-student affiliate membership.
In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.
Join National AAUW through the AAUW website, as well as find out about other branches in Tucson and Arizona.
Why Tucson Branch?
Tucson Branch offers many leadership, social and educational activities for members. Our monthly Breakfast meetings present speakers from our community that address issues of civil rights, community action, women’s security and global issues such as human trafficking or immigration. We volunteer through Community Action Projects and conduct Smart Start workshops on preparing women for the work world and salary negotiation. Workshops are taught by AAUW members and others to students through universities and community colleges.
Questions? You can contact Linda Alepin, Tucson Branch President at : http://firstname.lastname@example.org. Join National AAUW, Tucson Branch, and Arizona State here.
Need more reasons?
Tucson Branch offers Breakfast meetings with critical issues speakers from our community discussing women’s issues and community concerns. Find our calendar of Luncheon meetings and speakers here — Luncheon Meetings and Speakers
AAUW Tucson Branch sponsors a Great Decisions group that meets each year from January through April. Great Decisions is a nationwide program sponsored by the nonpartisan Foreign Policy Association, encouraging informal discussion of international affairs in small groups. Each year the Great Decisions organization publishes a “briefing book” that group members purchase, consisting of 8 chapters on various topics, which serves as the framework for the year’s discussions. Members may also opt to sign up to receive additional newsletters and updates. Locally, the Tucson Great Decisions Association coordinates almost 20 Great Decisions groups, and also sponsors occasional special public programs with guest speakers. All of this information, including times/locations of other groups, may be accessed through the website http://www.tgda.org. AAUW’s Great Decisions group meets on Monday mornings at the Wood Library, on First Avenue between Fort Lowell and Prince. Great Decisions — Interest Groups
Our group is open to the public, so it’s a great opportunity to meet new people for interesting talk.For further information on Great Decisions, contact Shirley Muney at email@example.com.